EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30 | No Comment

Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Standing up for the victims, staring down the criminals
30 Nov 2016 – 15:12
Standing up for the victims, staring down the criminals

Migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling have remained high on the UN agenda throughout history, with a view towards drafting new laws and developing comprehensive strategies to destroy criminal networks. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United …

Managing displacement with development solutions
30 Nov 2016 – 14:12
Managing displacement with development solutions

It’s a sad fact that the current global security crisis and the associated migration crisis is leading to the militarisation of our borders. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations and Assistant Administrator, United Nations …

‘No forced migrant left behind’
30 Mar 2016 – 12:37
‘No forced migrant left behind’

The mounting migration crisis in Europe cannot be resolved by short-term solutions. To tackle this urgent humanitarian priority, we need a four-pronged approach with an emphasis on resilience building and sustainable development. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant …

Post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities for action on climate change
28 Sep 2015 – 09:10
Post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities for action on climate change

To safeguard development gains made under the MDGs, action on adaptation is needed and mitigation is essential if we want to remain at 1.5 degrees of warming. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of …

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption
28 Sep 2015 – 09:02
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption

Implementing innovative measures to “decouple” natural resource use from economic growth is paramount, and one way to do so is adopting the circular economy model. Dr Ligia Noronha, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s …

INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK
22 Apr 2015 – 16:09 One Comment
INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK

In the 16th century, half the silver produced in the New World came from Potosí in Bolivia, then one of the largest and wealthiest cities on Earth. Today, following years of dictatorships and aggressive foreign …

Sustainable Development Goals: The politics of ‘development’
09 Mar 2015 – 13:46 One Comment
Sustainable Development Goals: The politics of ‘development’

As part of Government Gazette’s extended focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Olivia Arigho Stiles argues that the logic of sustainable development has been co-opted by transnational corporations and fails to tackle the power structures which allow global inequalities to …

No Peace Without Justice – the London Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine
01 Mar 2011 – 16:44
No Peace Without Justice – the London Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

By Michael Mansfield QC and Frank Barat, Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine
Countless United Nations Security Council and General Assembly resolutions have been passed and violated; The Goldstone Report has been attacked and dismissed …

Israel and Britain standing firm against terror and extremism
23 Nov 2010 – 17:42
Israel and Britain standing firm against terror and extremism

By Ron Prosor, Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom

The friendship and cooperation between our democratic countries is as vital now as it has ever been. The loophole in the law on universal jurisdiction …

The race is on to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
05 Nov 2010 – 17:44
The race is on to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Nigel Nelson, political editor of The People
Tony Blair spends a week a month at the five-star American Colony in Jerusalem. But so little is heard of his peace mission one could be forgiven …